Thursday, March 17, 2016
#JustaQuickielPlease: The Martian Review
One of the greatest Sci-fi directors of all time proves why he is one of the greatest Sci-fi directors of all time with this beautifully filmed and masterfully written tale of hope and survival. What makes great science fiction is not the tech, story complexities, fantasy, or even the glimpses of unique and astounding possibilities; but an undeniable humanity that connects with the audiences' soul on both a collective and very personal level. This is great science fiction. Now, is the science part 100% accurate? No, of course not; if that were the case, this story wouldn't even be possible. But the inspired performances of Damon and his supporting cast and a well-crafted script eclipses any anomalies, no matter how glaring. The subtle humor and genuineness of Matt's space castaway, mixed with stunning cinematography and dynamic action and effects, make this an instant classic in its genre. I would have preferred a little less Disco, but it was a small price to pay to be thoroughly immersed in this amazing film. 4 out of 5 Kernels: how many times are we going to have to rescue this guy...geesh!